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 3.4 (15 customer reviews)
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November 24, 2011
Please disregard most...
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Please disregard most of my review below. When I first got this item, it didn't work, the lead was stuck inside and didn't advance at all. After I took it apart and dislodged the lead (which was not a very easy thing to do), it worked OK, but the advancing mechanism is still clumsy. You have to push down pretty hard to get it to go, and often after I advance the lead, the whole mechanism jumps up to its retracted position and I have un-retract (de-retract?) it again. It's ok if you don't use pencils much and just need one once in a while, so you don't have to carry an extra writing instrument for nothing. If you use pencils a lot, I think this is going to be annoying.

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April 18, 2014
I love this refill....
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I love this refill. I have it in one slot and the eraser refill in another -- How this works isn't clear right off and I threw out the first one because I didn't know how to advance the lead. I assumed it was defective - You have to click down on the grey tab to advance (the tab that sets the refill into position.) The eraser works the same way. I did a video on it a few months ago, if you'd want to see how to do it

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November 6, 2009
I love all sorts of multipens,...
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I love all sorts of multipens, but I'm so happy pilot has come out with a pencil component for the hi tec c coleto! My favorite multipen is the style fit multipen though, because they offer room for 5 refills, offer 16 different gel ink colors and a pencil. But, I digress from the point of my review: this pencil refill contains two pieces of lead and can be refilled by detaching the entire white plastic portion from the metal portion. It may feel like you're breaking the refill, but you're not. If you exert the proper amount of force, you will not snap the refill and instead the white part will pop right out of the metal cylinder. As with the review I wrote for the Style Fit pencil component, I recommend no more than 3-4 pieces of lead to be kept in the refill at one time. Lead jams can be avoided this way.

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November 23, 2011
I just got the Coleto...
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I just got the Coleto 4-refill body with 3 ink refills and a pencil component. The inks are OK (the 0.3mm is kinda scratchy on the paper, but 0.4 and 0.5 are fine), but the pencil doesn't work at all! The lead doesn't advance when I push down, I have to open up the pen, take out the pencil component (which is a pain to do), manually push the point in to advance the lead, put it back in and then continue writing. If I were taking a test, I'd spend half my time advancing the lead. I don't even see how it's possible for the lead to advance, there's no ridge at the bottom of the pen to advance the lead. I'd give this a zero if it were possible, unless someone can explain how to work it.

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December 30, 2014
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December 15, 2014
Nice pencil but doesn't...
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Nice pencil but doesn't like to stay down when Iush it to write with. Not sure if it's the pen or the cartridge

November 25, 2014
I love my Hi-Tec-C pen...
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I love my Hi-Tec-C pen with its easy interchanging functionality. I bought these pencil and eraser components to expand the pen's functionality. The mechanical pencil component works but it's small form makes it a delicate mechanism to remove and to add. I've already loosened my plastic inter-locking mechanism swapping it out. I'd advise caution if hot-swapping this in your pen - you could damage it.

October 21, 2014
works nicely...
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works nicely

March 13, 2014
The 0.5 pencil works...
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The 0.5 pencil works beautifully. I have had no trouble at all, so perhaps the design changed at some point.

December 6, 2013
I do not see why everybody...
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I do not see why everybody else says this does not work. For me, It worked perfectly fine. But I did give it four stars, only because the piece that connect the component to the tab was flimsy and while putting the component in it made me think of an octopus tentacle because of how flimsy it was. Other than that, I loved it!

P.S To make it not detract when extending the lead push the tab inwards, towards the center of the pen. That should help it.